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Muddi
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A friend of my sisters has asked if I could do anything for her hands. She has just been diagnosed with having arthritis in her hand(s). Apparently she is getting an injection into them one day next week. I asked my sister to tell her to ask her GP when she goes for this injection if she would be able to receive a gentle hand massage.

I was thinking - if this would be ok of giving her a gentle hand, wrist and lower arm massage. I was thinking of doing a paraffin wax treatment for her too.

Is there anything that I should be looking out for? Im not sure what the injection is for as I have not spoken directly to her and not sure how soon to the injection she would be able to have a treatment - days? a week? She is only in her 40's and is obviously devastated by the news (only got diagnosed 2 weeks ago)

Any help/recommendations/questions I should be asking would be appreciated, or if there is anything I have missed.. Thanks

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myarka
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Hi Muddi,

Massage treatment varies depending on the type of arthritis. If it is Rheumatoid Arthritis then it is contra-indicated in the active or "flare-up" phase and therefore should only be treated when the client is in relative remission.

It would be worth doing the research and taking a course in treating clients with Arthrisis.

HTH,
Myarka.

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Muddi
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Yes, I need to find out what sort of arthritis she has before I can research anything. - I was just guessing that it was osteo and not rheumatoid, I dont really know why..!

I didn't even know courses where available to treat arthritis - will certainly look into that one.

Thank you for your reply myarka x

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myarka
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Yes, I need to find out what sort of arthritis she has before I can research anything. - I was just guessing that it was osteo and not rheumatoid, I dont really know why..!

I didn't even know courses where available to treat arthritis - will certainly look into that one.

Rheumatoid usually starts between the ages of 35 to 55, that's why I suggested it, but if she's got a history of injury, then it may be osteo.

There are many courses that cover arthritis... I'm currently doing a remedial massage course, and that's where my interest came from.

Namaste,
Myarka.

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kcatdeejay
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Muddi, with absolutely no proof of its effectiveness, I have been taking MSM for quite a long time for arthritis in my hands, among other places with great results. When I forget to take it, I KNOW it!!! I lift weights five days per week and at my age, I need all the help I can get. I take a rather large dose because I also have cancer, even though, no nutritional supplement can help it....or can it ???

kcat

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Muddi
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Hi Kcat - whats MSM?

thanks for info x

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kcatdeejay
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Hi Muddi, Google it. MSM is methylsulfonylmethane-I have found it to be amazing. It has been said by 'some' that cancer does not do well with it.

kcat

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arewenearly
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Did anybody see the news last week where a school girl developed arthritis because she was using her mobile too much! 😮

I have RSI in my hand because of the years spent using a mouse to click around on the PC, I bought a tablet (where you use a pen device instead of a mouse) because I was afraid the RSI might develop into arthritis. It has been working a treat so far. I'm not sure how to alleviate arthritis, but definately check out the root cause of the problem to stop it getting worse.

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Fudge
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Interesting, my great neice of 3 1/2 years of age has just been diagnosed with juvinile rheumatoid arthristis, apparently this is quite common for children and could be short term or long term there is no answer - only time.

Fudge

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eszences
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Hi Muddi

There are quite a few things that will help with arthritis as kcat says MSM can be really useful, its better if taken in conjunction with Glucosamine. An absolute must is omega 3 fish oils. Also helpful is to reduce meat consumption and go for a diet rich in minerals from seeds, nuts and root vegetables.

Scenar therapy has also been known to have very good long lasting results in relieving the pain from arthritis.

Chris

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suchi108
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Arthritis

I have heard that arthritis is an auto immune disease.I have two other auto immune diseases hypothyroidism and alopecia areata and over the past 10 years have tried many many things, recently a friend bought me a book about eating ayurvedic style ie. for your body type and I have been trying the diet recommended for my type out. Do feel better, quite alot actually! and I've been banging on about it to all who will listen - I think the only thing I haven't tried yet, which seems to be recommended for auto immune problems is fasting, and this is recommended in ayurveda too.So will be embarking on a bit of that next. Just need to ditch all worldly responsabilities first!

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Healing Oils
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Arthritis

One of the best essential oils to use is Plai mixed with either a base oil or a cool aloe vera gel - a gel is preferred as it is non sticky and absorbs really quickly. Plai is an amazing oil that gives a wonderful coolness and is a traditionally used oil for pain relief. Another essential oil to use is Laurel Leaf excellent for blocked energies.

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cactuschris
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Have you considered taking New Zealand Green lip mussel extract - it was found because a certain population developed almost no arthritus and investigion showed it was becasue they ate these mussels (I'm veggie so not any good for me). The extract needs to be stabilised - if it is heated as part of the extract the effectivness is lost. Check out your local health food store.

best regards
chris

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Mike Santi
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Are you experiencing arthritis in hand? I guess one of the best solutions that you can basically give into it is the best massage. You can try the Salt Lake Massage Therapy. They are offering the best massage I ever tried.

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Vishal(BAMS)
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Hi Muddi...

I don't know if you have heard about Ayurveda, which is a complete herbal medicine from the Indian subcontinent, and a sister science to Yoga.

It has a holistic approach of Diet and Lifestyle recommendations, Yoga, Herbal remedies, Massage based treatments and Detoxification towards any health ailment including Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia.

With the same approach I have been practicing for the last 10 years in India , Maldives and know for the last 2 years in UK. To see one of the testimonials regarding Arthritis, from my client list, please check: <a class="go2wpf-bbcode" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href=" http://www.ayurveda-retreat.co.uk/JagrutiMistry.html "> http://www.ayurveda-retreat.co.uk/JagrutiMistry.html

Please feel free to let me know any further information that you may require.

Warm regards

Vishal Kohli (BAMS, PGPP)
Ayurvedic Consultant

Ayurveda Retreat
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adammarco
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arthritis

Hi muddi,
Arthritis treatment varies depends on the type of arthritis. Arthritis is 4 types, arthritis is a form of joint disorder that swelling of one or more joints.
1. Osteoarthritis (OA).
2. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).
3. GOUT or Gouty Arthritis.
4. Bursitis


Numerous treatments are available. Non-pharmacological treatment includes physical therapy, othoses, occupational therapy and nutritional therapy but do not stop the evolution of joint devastation.


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